Friday 26 April 2013

Portrait of James Flanagan

BGS picture ID: P680252

This portrait of James Flanagan (d. 1859), a fossil collector for the Geological Survey of Ireland, was drawn in 1856 by George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869) a geologist, antiquary and artist.
The portrait was sketched in commeration of the visit of the Director of the Geological Survey, Sir Roderick Murchison and was done at Ferriters Cove, County Kerry.

Flanagan and Du Noyer had originally met in 1835 when both were working for the Ordnance Survey in Ireland.

Andrew L Morrison

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